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Bobby O’Jay, Memphis Radio DJ, passes at 68.

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Tuesday May 03, 2022 will be a day the citizens of Memphis will never forget. The news of 68 year old Bobby O’Jay passing shocked us all.

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As word got around, the sad news could be read on various social media platforms. His fans flooded their timelines and stories with Rest in Peace messages as well as sincerest condolences to his family.

Bobby O’Jay loved Memphis and his fans. He spent 38 of his 40 plus years in radio at WDIA. If you tuned in to his regular show you would surely enjoy his voice and signature introduction. Long time listeners learned he was more than a Radio DJ, but an amazing husband and loving father.

This time last year Bobby O’Jay was celebrating being inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. It’s truly a blessing the world was able to honor him for his hard work and dedication.

While the airwaves may never be the sound, his legacy and memories will forever live in the hearts of his fans around the world.

On behalf of Straight Official Magazine and Fleet DJs Coalition we would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Bobby O’Jay. May his work in and out of the studio provide a positive impact on us all for years to come.

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Cheers my beautiful faces. Enjoy every moment life has to offer, most importantly drink responsibly. Be sure to stop by for another round of Cocktails and Conversations right here in Straight Official Magazine. In the meantime, connect with me on social media platforms. Don’t be shy!   Monday 8 – 10pm CST. Tune into DA LOUNGE on https://www.power99damixx.com/ Facebook: Soulful Social Butterfly. Instagram: @Mzkim2012 Email: kimssb.fleetdjs@gmail.com

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COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS: MARC HANDSOME | @beingmarchandsome

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Welcome to my Cocktails and Conversations Corner. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy! The rules here are simple…have an open mind and remember, IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK somewhere.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER

My Beautiful Faces allow me the opportunity to tell you about a conversation I had with Marc Handsome. This artist is like no other. From the first time I was able to talk with him, I love his STRAIGHT NO CHASER attitude. You could tell he was about his business. On three different occasions, I listened to Marc Handsome speak highly of his single IF I LIKE IT. The moment I heard the song I was sold, but to get to know the man behind the single, that took me to a different level of like.

MARC HANDSOME AND THE NEW HIM

Marc Handsome is no stranger to music. After working with countless artist and music moguls, he decided to change a few things in his life. Marc took time to revamp his image and let the world know he was raising the bar. Once he understood the years of trial and error were over, Marc created his own lane. As I listened to him go more in depth, I was in awe of how this young man was taking full advantage of the opportunities before him. When I asked how he felt about the NEW HIM, he said “I love the new brand, I’m more confident and I see what others were seeing in me before.”

During the lane shift, a hot new single was created, IF I LIKE IT. The story behind how all of this took place was amazing. Marc Handsome gave me some interesting insight. Jim Jones was actually one of his favorite artists. Believe it or not, he was confident in knowing Jim Jones would one day do the feature. The belief was so high, he actually left a spot for him to add his verse. As fate would have it, the two crossed paths and the magic was created.

CHEERS MARC HANDSOME

CHEERS to Marc Handsome. True hard work and determination have paid off. The video to IF I LIKE IT is now available for your viewing pleasure. The song was on point but the video transformed it to LEVEL UP status. To see Marc Handsome sitting on top of a street sign is only a glimpse of the heights this artist will reach. The New York streets, vocals from Alexis Renee and the rhymes of Jim Jones were spot on. The team did an outstanding job with bringing this hit to life.

CLOSING TIME

Well my loves it’s closing time for this conversation. As I finish my Sprite and Crown Apple I can’t help but think about how talking to Marc Handsome was such a treat. Even though he is not much of a drinker, he loves a good meal and Mimosas. After watching him work hard at promoting this project, he deserves it. I truly believe the best is yet to come. He is an artist that feeds off of good vibes and energy. Taking care of business and giving back to the youth is a passion. Remembering his struggles has helped him stay focused. To me, these reasons alone will take his career past anything he can imagine.

Cheers my beautiful faces. Enjoy every moment life has to offer, most importantly drink responsibly. Be sure to stop by for another round of Cocktails and Conversations right here in Straight Official Magazine. In the meantime, connect with me on social media platforms. Don’t be shy!   Monday 8 – 10pm CST. Tune into DA LOUNGE on https://www.power99damixx.com/ Facebook: Soulful Social Butterfly. Instagram: @Mzkim2012 Email: kimssb.fleetdjs@gmail.com

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Motivational Moment: Love Yourself First

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Hi my Beautiful Faces, I’m back again and I got some help from my girl, Mary J. Motivational Moment: Love Yourself should be the foundation to your new year. I strongly believe you can’t love someone else until you know how to love you. This may come across as cliché but it’s the truth. Have you been asked, “What do you like?”, What do you desire?”, or “What are your dreams?” but couldn’t answer. Now if this is you, it’s time to LOVE YOURSELF FIRST. An ounce of hesitation to either of these questions means you may be investing too much energy into other people.

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MONTH OF LOVE

January we reset our life and set goals. February is viewed as the Month of Love in a relationship. I challenge you to make the next few weeks about you. Find ways to love you more. Work on your relationship with yourself. Take time to discover what makes you happy. Today is the perfect starting point. It’s ok to do for others but self negligence is a no no. It’s 2022 and we have work to do.

YOU ARE AMAZING

Plain and simple YOU ARE AMAZING and it’s time you act as such. Mary J. has some great new music to add to your playlist. Everyday you get up look in the mirror and tell yourself how amazing you are. The key is there must be belief in those words. Prepare for the day and let the world see you loving on YOU.

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Alright my beautiful faces I hope you have an amazing day. Be sure to come back for some more motivation . Straight Official Magazine is the place to be. If you need another dose of KimdaSSB, check me out on https://www.power99damixx.com/ Monday 8 – 10pm CST or follow me on Instagram @Mzkim2012.

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MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT: Give Thanks

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Hi my beautiful faces. Motivational Moment: Give Thanks is my tribute to one of America’s favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. On last month many celebrated with others, while some viewed it as just another day. Personally, I think it was a great time to GIVE THANKS for all that you have. This is something we should do everyday, but my prayer is last month you took the time to truly look at your life and say THANK YOU.

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DAILY GIFT

Every morning you have an opportunity to see a new day. That is called a present. Take pride in that gift and value it. Things maybe bad right now, but GIVE THANKS. No matter your situation try to say thank you. I believe everything happens in our life for a reason. Sometimes we don’t see the purpose right off. If you hold on, at some point there will be a moment of reflection. At that time you will start to put all of the pieces together.

NO LIMITS

Motivational Moment: Give Thanks is not limited to one month. This is the season to reflect and rejoice. In the upcoming year strive to give thanks for the small things. In doing so you will have a new appreciation for the bigger wins. Giving thanks releases a lot of stress that we put on ourselves. Everyone is worried about not being valued or appreciated, so it’s easy to get caught up in who didn’t say THANK YOU.

I gotta give thanks, you know?
I never really met nobody who was truly successful that wasn’t thankful (Straight up, woah)
For the good and the bad (Go time)
It made me who I am

DJ KHALED – Thankful

Now my Beautiful Faces, I need you to take notes from my guy DJ Khaled. He understands the importance of giving thanks, no matter the situation. The good and the bad play a part in who we are. Keep in mind that everyone will not tell you thank you. People will see your hard work and never say a word, that’s ok. You continue to strive for greatness because you will receive a THANK YOU when you least expect it. Your goal is to say thank you, appreciate life and all that comes with it

Alright my beautiful faces I hope you have an amazing day. Be sure to come back for some more motivation. Until then Straight Official Magazine. If you need another dose of KimdaSSB, check me out on https://www.power99damixx.com/ Monday 8 – 10pm CST or follow me on Instagram @Mzkim2012.

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY: LEVEL UP!!

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PICK YOUR PLAYER

Mondays are an opportunity to LEVEL UP your motivation. No more complaining, there’s work to be done and moves to be made. First things first, who will you chose to represent you in this game called Life? There are several players to pick from. We have Negative Nancy, Positive Patty, Focused Freddie, and even Determined Derrick. The lineup is endless. Make sure you get one that will help you LEVEL UP. Each player has various powers, views and goals. Ok, now let’s work on your gear.

DRESS TO IMPRESS 2.0

We have heard the phrase “DRESS TO IMPRESS” or ” YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION IS A LASTING IMPRESSION”. Let me be the first to tell you that they are true statements. My beautiful faces, you have a purpose and a part to play. It’s key to dress for the role you desire to be. As a business person, invest in the clothes to match. What you wear also includes your personality and attitude. A smile is always a great accessory. Most importantly, make sure you have the right playlist and theme song.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A BOSS

You have what you need to start your day. Go out into the world and be the best version of you possible. The greatest part about this game, you can press RESET as many times as you like. Let the BOSS inside of you out. It’s time for you to shine love. Get your plan together and prepare to win. Don’t let doubt, fear and insecurities stop you from reaching your goals. Grab your Motivational power source and destroy them.

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Alright my beautiful faces I hope you have an amazing Monday. Be sure to come back for some more motivation every week here in Straight Official Magazine. If you need another dose of KimdaSSB, check me out on https://www.power99damixx.com/ Monday and Wednesday 8 – 10pm CST or follow me on Instagram @Mzkim2012.

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Motivational Mondays: Domestic Violence!

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ABUSE IS ABUSE & LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT YOU TO DEATH

Hi my beautiful faces and happy Monday! It’s October so let’s discuss something very important, which is domestic violence. This subject is dear to me. I encourage you all to remember LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT YOU TO DEATH. For most of us, at some point in our lives we have witnessed abuse. Whether it was mental, physical, emotional or verbal. The way we were raised you probably didn’t think of it as a problem. In certain homes it’s a family rule to practice the saying “What goes on in this house stays in this house.” If only our ancestors knew how much pain that statement would cause.

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FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The statics are alarming. According to https://ncadv.org/statistics “On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” That means by the time you finish this article at least 60 people will experience abuse. The numbers are hard to process, but it’s our reality.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.

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THERE IS HOPE

With the numbers being as scary as they are, there is hope and prevention. Due to training, technical advancements and awareness more people are becoming SURVIVORS of domestic violence. It’s so important we continue to bring light to this situation because there are so many affected by it. I am so happy that more victims are willing to share their stories and experiences. That alone gave others the motivation they needed to get out.

When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains

RISE UP – ANDRA DAY

Alright my beautiful faces I hope you have an amazing Monday. Be sure to come back for some more motivation every week here in Straight Official Magazine. If you need another dose of KimdaSSB, check me out on https://www.power99damixx.com/ Monday and Wednesday 8 – 10pm CST or follow me on Instagram @Mzkim2012.

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